I just dropped over 300 dollars this last weekend. Limited Run Games decided to rerelease the original Shantae on both the Switch and GameBoy Color. I bought multiple copies, I am not ashamed. Since I dropped so much on this game, I figured I should review a few of the other games. Released in 2014 and developed by WayForward, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse launched on the 3DS initially and then everything else over years. Pirate’s Curse quickly became one of the best platformers on the 3DS and a fan favorite among 3DS owners.
Available on Xbox and PC, with it being part of Xbox Game Pass as well comes a game that has caught a lot of peoples attention. Due to come out on the next generation of consoles, Obsidian Entertainment brings us Grounded. This is a survival based game where exploration, risk and strategy play surprisingly important roles.
Paper Mario first released in Japan in the year 2000. Originally designed as a follow up to Super Mario RPG; Paper Mario expands upon the RPG mechanics while introducing a fun colorful art style. While the first two games of the series were popular, recent title have not lived up. With the release of Paper Mario: The Origami King, fans delighted in the return of somewhat traditional RPG mechanics. While it is not a complete return to the originals, Origami King steps in the right direction for many fans
Released in 2007, this game revolutionised the sandbox free roam genre and was the start of an epic series of games. I played this originally on Xbox however it is available on most platforms.
With everything, there are many factors to consider why this game was great but also had some bad press too.
In 2013 Naughty Dog released The Last of US for the PlayStation 3. Being one of the most impressive PS3 games, it is no surprise this game received a sequel in 2020. The Last of Us Part II follows up with Joel and Ellie have settled down and living a peaceful life. As this game takes place five years later, seeing Ellie grown up and happy felt amazing. After watching her go through so much in the first game, it was nice seeing that she had a happy life for a bit.